News articles about Lee Enterprises, (NYSE:LEE) have trended somewhat negative recently, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. The research firm, a unit of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lee Enterprises, earned a media sentiment score of -0.12 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Alpha One’s scoring:
- Newspaper Decline Continues to Weigh on Associated Press Earnings (hamodia.com)
- New Orleans real estate transfers for March 25-31, 2017 (nola.com)
- ETFs with exposure to Lee Enterprises, Inc. : April 19, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Lee Enterprises, (LEE) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.09 (americanbankingnews.com)
- Viewpoints: Like Google, Apple and Uber? Thank an immigrant (azcentral.com)
Shares of Lee Enterprises, (NYSE:LEE) traded down 1.75% on Friday, reaching $2.80. The company had a trading volume of 126,179 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $158.42 million, a P/E ratio of 4.29 and a beta of 2.18. Lee Enterprises, has a 52 week low of $1.74 and a 52 week high of $3.92. The company has a 50 day moving average of $2.63 and a 200-day moving average of $2.89.
Lee Enterprises, (NYSE:LEE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 2nd. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $93.04 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $105.64 million. Lee Enterprises, had a negative return on equity of 16.66% and a net margin of 5.98%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.09 EPS. Analysts predict that Lee Enterprises, will post $0.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several research analysts have recently commented on LEE shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Lee Enterprises, from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 13th. TheStreet raised Lee Enterprises, from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Monday, March 6th.
About Lee Enterprises,
Lee Enterprises, Incorporated is a provider of local news and information, and a platform for print and digital advertising. The Company’s products included 46 daily and 34 Sunday newspapers, 300 weekly newspapers, and classified and niche publications, as of September 25, 2016. The Company also provides a range of digital products, including video, digital couponing, behavioral targeting, audience retargeting, banner advertisements and social networking.
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